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CSPAN: Iowa Freedom Summit Remarks

The 2015 Iowa Freedom Summit aired all day Saturday on C-SPAN and c-span.org, as a number of potential Republican 2016 presidential hopefuls and other party luminaries gathered in the state capital of Des Moines.

Representative Steve King (R-IA), one of the summit's co-sponsors, delivered his opening remarks shortly after 10 a.m. ET, following the summit's start.

He was followed by Iowa Governor Terry Branstad (R), who told attendees the event was the official kick-off of the 2016 presidential campaign in Iowa, which is slated to hold its caucuses in early February 2016. The governor later took questions from reporters on the 2016 field.

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NBC: Iowa Freedom Summit Kicks Off With Republican Star Power

DES MOINES, Iowa — The Republican race for the White House in 2016 starts here. At least that's what Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, said Saturday morning as he kicked off the Iowa Freedom Summit, a GOP star-powered event hosting nearly two-dozen speakers and possible presidential contenders. King, who's co-hosting with the conservative group Citizens United, said he believes the next country's president will be speaking from the summit's stage.

This "cattle call" of potential candidates is the unofficial precursor to the Iowa caucus season, which begins Feb. 1, 2016. Twenty-three speakers are on the Iowa Freedom Summit program — 10 of whom are being eyed for the White House nod in 2016, including Ben Carson, Scott Walker, Rick Santorum, Ted Cruz, Carly Fiorina, Rick Perry, Chris Christie, Mike Huckabee, Donald Trump and Sarah Palin. Other potential 2016 contenders who were invited — but are not attending — include Jeb Bush, Mitt Romney, Bobby Jindal, Rand Paul and Marco Rubio.

King called for the election of a "full-spectrum constitutional conservative, who makes the pledge to America ... to restore that separation of powers between the legislative, executive and judicial branches of government." He cited Obamacare as an example of President Barack Obama overreaching his authority, adding that conservatives must "defend this Constitution, and we must restore the rule of law."

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USA Today: 6 quick takes from the Iowa Freedom Summit

DES MOINES — Conservative Iowans and likely Republican caucusgoers packed Hoyt Sherman Place in Des Moines for nine hours of political speechifying on Saturday, hearing from more than 20 prominent Republicans — eight or nine of whom are considering a run for president.

As the final Brooks & Dunn song rang out over the hall, here's a quick survey of the biggest moments and lingering questions.

Scott Walker is legit

For a guy who's only recently entered the 2016 conversation and hasn't spent a lot of time in Iowa, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker impressed on Saturday.

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Breitbart: Citizens United - Republican Members Should Vote For Boehner Alternative For Speaker

As lawmakers prepare to select new leadership on Tuesday, conservative movement powerhouse Citizens United is urging Republicans to replace Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) as Speaker of the House.

“It’s clear to Citizens United and millions of grassroots conservative activists nationwide that the time has come for new conservative leadership in the People’s House,” Citizens United president David Bossie, a former top aide to former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, said in a statement provided to Breitbart News. “We need a Speaker who will stand up to President Obama’s dangerous policies and drive an optimistic conservative agenda. The failed status quo should not stand.”

There are currently two Republican candidates for Speaker other than Boehner, Reps. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) and Ted Yoho (R-FL). For Citizens United — along with scores of grassroots groups both national and local across America — to throw its support into the movement to replace Boehner is a sign that opposition to his leadership is growing. And Boehner is feeling it.

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Cagle Post: The Cuba Folly

Obama’s erratic quest to find a legacy to leave behind has reached a new low last week. His decision to begin talks with Cuba and normalize full diplomatic relations after 50 years is not only unprecedented, but extremely dangerous. Obama traded three Cuban spies for American Alan Gross who had been held captive in Cuba for nearly five years – the precedent set with this move is dangerous.

This naïve display by Obama sends the message to the rest of our enemies that if they are able to successfully capture an American citizen, they will be able to gain leverage in negotiations with America. Senator Marco Rubio, the son of Cuban immigrants, has been the resonating voice for Republicans on this issue, stating, “This entire policy shift […] is based on an illusion, based on a lie […] I’m committed to doing everything I can to unravel as many of these changes as possible.”

The fact that Obama is willing to negotiate with a dictator who has suppressed his people for so long is almost incomprehensible. There is absolutely no reason the United States should be involved with trying to speak reason to a tyrant regime. The Castro brothers undoubtedly have no intention of beginning to treat the citizens of Cuba in a humane manner, no matter what Obama thinks. This administration refuses to accept that it is impossible to reason with individuals or groups who do not think or act in a rational manner. Obama’s fantastical view of the world is so far detached from reality that it has only continued to weaken the United States on the world stage – almost to the point of irreparable damage.

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Citizens United TV Movie Schedule (NewsMax TV) December 27th & 28th

Tune in or set your DVRs for this Saturday and Sunday to catch a portion of the Citizens United movie library which will be airing on NewsMax. Click here to find out how to find their channel on your service provider.

Below is this weekend's scheduled airings:

Saturday, December 27th

Ronald Reagan: Rendezvous With Destiny airs at 3am

Hype: The Obama Effect airs at 8am

Sunday, December 28th

Perfect Valor airs at 12am

Rediscovering God in America Part I airs at 2am

Blocking the Path to 9/11 airs at 3am

ACLU: At War With America airs at 5am

Our Sacred Honor w/ Rick Santorum airs at 6am

Broken Promises: The UN at 60 airs at 7am


Cagle Post: If It Looks Like A Duck...

One of Obama’s favorite claims is that he has issued fewer executive orders than the majority of his predecessors – namely, Bush and Clinton. However, in a recent study put out by USA Today, the degree of deceit Obama uses in this claim is revealed. Obama, as we all know, is not one to give us the whole truth regarding any of his actions as president – and this case is no different. Yes, Obama has not issued an absurd number of “executive orders” in comparison to presidents before him, however, the number of “memoranda” he has issued are unprecedented. To-date, Obama has issued 195 executive orders and 198 presidential memoranda. According to Breitbart, “The combination of orders and memoranda is the greatest since Harry Truman. Obama is the first president to sign more executive memoranda than executive orders.”

The reasoning behind Obama’s decision to use memoranda instead of executive orders is not rocket science. It is simply another tool to keep the wool over our eyes. USA Today summarized, “Like executive orders, presidential memoranda don’t require action by Congress. They have the same force of law as executive orders […] and some of the most significant actions of the Obama presidency have come not by executive order but by presidential memoranda.” This deception is eerily similar to what we experienced with Obama’s Affordable Healthcare Act and most recently, his illegal amnesty order. Obama’s game plan is to only advance his own ideas and the rest of our government be damned.

Essentially, memoranda are a carbon copy of executive orders in their function, the only difference (besides the name) is executive orders are tracked and numbered, while memoranda are not. This is most obviously reason as to why Obama prefers the presidential memorandum as opposed to the presidential executive order. Basically, he is able to make unilateral changes to whichever policies he pleases, without approval from Congress, and without accusations of imperial overreach. Essentially, where executive orders may sound slightly dictatorial, memoranda don’t hold the same stigma. In Obama’s mind, when there is no difference in the power wielded by each, the memorandum is the obvious choice.

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Politico: Tea party fumes over campaign finance plan

Tea party activists are attacking a campaign finance rider in the $1.1 trillion spending bill that they view as a sneaky power grab by establishment Republicans designed to undermine outside conservative groups.

The provision would increase the amount of money a single donor could give to national party committees each year from $97,200 to as much as $777,600 by allowing them to set up different funds for certain expenses. The change would be a huge boost for party committees that have faced steep challenges in recent years from well-funded outside groups.

Disgruntled activists fear the committees will unleash the added cash against conservative candidates in primaries, making it even harder for them to unseat establishment-friendly incumbents. Most tea party groups have political action committees for which individual donations are capped at $10,000 per election cycle. Some also have super PACs, which do not have any contribution limits.

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The Wall Street Journal: Tea Party Angered by Fundraising Change in Spending Bill

It’s not often that Democrats and the tea party end up on the same side of a debate. But a hotly contested clause in the spending bill lawmakers revealed Tuesday, which would effectively allow individuals to contribute 10 times the current limit to national parties, is creating unlikely allies.

A string of tea-party groups are protesting the clause—which would allow national party committees to raise money for conventions, building renovations and election recounts under higher contribution limits—for returning too much power to the “Washington establishment,” highlighting the rift that has emerged in the Republican Party in recent years between its conservative wing and pro-business incumbents. The 2014 election saw nearly across-the-board victories for the latter group.

David Bossie, president of Citizens United—a tea-party group behind the lawsuit that resulted in the Supreme Court striking down decades-old limits on corporate political expenditures—said in a statement, “What congressional leaders are doing is what they do best: protecting incumbents and the two-party system. The Omnibus rider will only strengthen the Washington Establishment in both parties and not create a level playing field for candidates who are outside the beltway.” He called for the limits on contributions to PACs to be raised.

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Bossie: Omnibus Rider On Campaign Finance Only Strengthens Washington Establishment

Washington, DC –Citizens United President David N. Bossie made the following statement in regard to the campaign finance Omnibus rider that boosts party committees and not other hard dollar Political Action Committees (PACs).

“What Congressional Leaders are doing is what they do best; protecting incumbents and the two-party system. The Omnibus rider will only strengthen the Washington Establishment in both parties and not create a level playing field for candidates who are outside the beltway.

“Citizens United v. FEC, eliminated limits for independent speech, but did not address limits on contributions to candidates, party committees, or hard dollar political action committees. The contribution limits for those entities remained in place. The Omnibus rider provides additional funding sources to party committees, but fails to address contribution limits to traditional political committees or candidates. Individual limits increase every two years with inflation, however the $5,000 hard dollar PAC limit has not increased in nearly 40 years. These limits should be raised to more realistic levels so these candidates and committees can more effectively make their voices heard.

“The party committees exist to protect incumbents. The National Republican Senatorial Committee and National Republican Congressional Committee have made clear their mission is reelecting their own. They differ from organizations like Citizens United Political Victory Fund which make a habit of championing true conservative candidates, even if it means taking on currently elected members of the Establishment.”


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